Sony's New Outlet Will Charge You to Charge up in Public

Last month, Sony announced its intentions to unleash two "smart outlets" on the world that would use NFC and RFID to authenticate users and monitor electricity consumption on a micro level. While it may someday be handy for charging up electric cars, in the near-term it's more likely that in the near future, you'll… » 3/16/12 5:40pm 3/16/12 5:40pm